i walk through the valley of my own shadow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUclh2JkMr8 The sky is a cold winter blue; a few smudged lines of peach cloud linger over the forested hill where the sun will soon rise. A mug of yerba mate sends wisps of steam into the quiet room. No one else is awake yet -- my favorite time of day.ย I light a stick of … Continue reading i walk through the valley of my own shadow.

Monday Obsessions.

spotify obsessions: what i've had on repeat this week Xiuhtezcatl 's album Break Free. This extraordinary man is the rapper version of Nahko Bear (who I've been a fan of for years). If you like music centered on spiritual activism, you'll love this artist.Fearless Soul's playlist Spiritual Workout - Intense Presence EDM Gym Fitness Workout. … Continue reading Monday Obsessions.

i am a vineyard.

"And in the autumn, when you gather grapes from your vineyard for the winepress, say in your heart, 'I too am a vineyard, and my grapes shall be gathered for the winepress, and like new wine my soul shall be kept in eternal vessels.' And in the winter, when you draw the wine, have in … Continue reading i am a vineyard.

355. experiences are only bad if you don’t learn from them.

from my poetry book Cycles, picture/link in sidebar Yesterday, after a very busy day of running back and forth around town going to a business meeting, picking up my last CSA box of the season, and doing laundry, I went to my daughter's father's place to dogsit/housesit for him and his partner. On the way, … Continue reading 355. experiences are only bad if you don’t learn from them.

356. you are worthy of growth.

why do you resist your blessings? why do you put off what you know will help you? Why do you tell yourself, "I'll get to it tomorrow," or, "After I...." ? Why do you resist what makes you come alive? I bet you never knew / there's a universe inside of youCan I,  by Alina … Continue reading 356. you are worthy of growth.

366 Days of Solo Sovereignty [Days 1-5] What My Wanderlust Really Is.

Wednesday, November 7th, was the New Moon in Scorpio, and Lunar Samhain -- the day when the veil between the worlds is thinnest. Lunar Samhain is just about the best time to cast away the old and bring in the new. It is the Witches New Year (some witches celebrate this on October 31st to … Continue reading 366 Days of Solo Sovereignty [Days 1-5] What My Wanderlust Really Is.

I’ll never not forget. I’ll never not remember.

I forgot. Who. I was.   Forgot the wind even as it was lifting my hair.   Forgot the scent of soil even as it coated the soles of my feet.   Forgot the taste of gratitude even as I bathed in my blessings.   Forgot the ecstasy of giving even as I went through … Continue reading I’ll never not forget. I’ll never not remember.

angry mom.

This blog is a place of authenticity. This post was difficult for me to write because of how much authenticity it required of me; it is a subject I have been ashamed to talk about previously. When I became a mother, a part of myself that I thought I had worked through reared its ugly … Continue reading angry mom.

may all your days end in laughter.

The ego is sneaky. It likes to think it's the master of the house. The ego is like the overbearing party guest who decides they need to be the center of attention, and if no one likes it, they can damn well leave the party. Please don't misunderstand. I'm not one of those people who … Continue reading may all your days end in laughter.